Our Vision: In Christ – United in faith, love and service
Welcome to our faith family! Whether you are an inquirer, a visitor, a new member, or an established member of the St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church community here on Hilton Head Island, we are here to serve you.
In keeping with the spirit of our Mission statement, “to build a Catholic Community that makes present the Gospel of Christ through worship, discipleship and evangelization,” our parish offers participation in Small Church Communities (SCCs) and over 50 active and vibrant ministries and organizations that serve both the parish family and the surrounding community (see the links in the drop-down menus at the top of the page). It is our hope that this web site helps you to become a more active member of our parish, and keeps you better informed of our mission, activities, and needs.
We hope you will feel at home at St. Francis and will share your faith experience and talents with your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. By worshiping and working together, may we more perfectly reflect the glory of God and help bring about His Kingdom.
Ash Wednesday and the Beginning of Lent
Wednesday, March 5th, is Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of the Lenten season. Our Mass schedule for Ash Wednesday is: 7:30am, 10:00am (school Mass), 12:15pm, 6:00pm, and 8:00pm (Spanish). Ashes will be distributed at all of these Masses. Remember also that Ash Wednesday is a day of fast and abstinence.
Stations of the Cross will be said each Friday in Lent after the daily Masses and at 6pm.
Our Knights of Columbus Reilley Council 10668 will have a Fish Fry in the Family Center on Friday, March 7 and again on Friday, March 28. Please join with your fellow parishioners in our common penitential observance of abstinence from meat during Fridays in Lent.